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Overcoming Wound Care Obstacles

FEBRUARY IS OVERCOMING WOUND CARE OBSTACLES MONTH For this month's WoundSource Practice Accelerator series, we are providing education on a variety of topics related to overcoming challenges in wound healing. Scroll below to read this month's white paper and articles, to print out our quick fact sheet, and to sign up for this month's webinar.

Upcoming Webinar

How to Leverage Technology to Improve Patient Education and Outreach

Jeanine Maguire, MPT, CWS
This webinar will look at the best practices in using technology to enhance patient learning and engagement. The speaker will present case studies where patient engagement was increased through the use of technology and, as a result, was able to facilitate the best outcomes for them.

White Paper

Conquering Variation in Wound Management and Analysis

Determining wound size during the initial assessment and at intervals throughout the healing trajectory can show whether a product or protocol is working effectively or, when healing stalls, whether it is time to reconsider the care plan. Not all wounds benefit from advanced measurement methods, and no single measurement technique has been deemed the gold standard. This white paper is an in-depth look at evidence-based, best practice wound measurement techniques and advances....

Fact Sheet

Quick Facts - Overcoming Wound Care Obstacles

Obstacles to appropriate wound care planning and management include inconsistent or technically difficult wound measurements, incomplete documentation, and unmanaged comorbidities, among other factors. Overcoming these obstacles is crucial to optimal wound healing. Wound care begins with assessment, and technological advances can help wound care professionals determine a wound’s characteristics with great accuracy. This same technology can aid in monitoring of the wound and care plan throughout ...

Featured Articles

How Mobile Patient Engagement Could Improve Adherence and Outcomes

Even before the onset of COVID-19 and certainly since, health care facilities have faced challenges related to resources, staffing, and infection control. However, telehealth resources can aid across the care continuum. These resources can facilitate patient data dissemination to the multidisciplina...

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Home Care Settings and Wound Management

Health care delivered in the home or outpatient setting has continued to increase. According to the latest figures in 2018 and 2017, over 11,500 home care agencies treated 4.9 million individuals in the United States. As the aging population increases, the nuances of optimal wound care delivery in t...

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Key Elements of Wound Documentation

Wounds, including chronic and complex wounds, represent a tremendous challenge to the US health care system. In the United States alone, chronic wounds impact approximately 6.5 million patients, and the treatment of these wounds is estimated to cost $25 billion per year. Trauma, burns, skin cancers,...

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Never Events and Serious Reportable Events in Wound Care

The National Quality Forum (NQF) introduced the term never event in the early 2000s, and it refers to a preventable error that may represent fundamental issues with the quality or safety of care within a medical setting. This wording was initially selected because these events are situations that sh...

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